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Cervical Myelopathy Treatment In Pune

Cervical Myelopathy Treatment in Pune and PCMC

What is Myelopathy?

Myelopathy is caused by pressure on the spinal cord or nerve root, often as a result of spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal.


Risk factors:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Injury
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Oncological Disorders
  • Spinal Infections
  • Neurological Disorders


Symptoms of Myelopathy:

  1. Poor balance: You might feel unsteady or wobbly when standing or walking.
  2. Difficulty Walking: Walking can become challenging, with a risk of stumbling or tripping.
  3. Difficulty Using Hands & Fingers: It may be difficult to do tasks that require fine motor skills, such as buttoning a shirt.
  4. Permanent Nerve or Spinal Cord Damage: If left untreated, the condition can cause permanent damage to the nerves or spinal cord.
  5. Incontinence: You may have trouble controlling your bladder or bowels.
  6. Pain, weakness & abnormal sensations in the back, shoulder, arm, or hand


How Common Is It?

This condition is most common, especially in older adults or those with underlying health issues outlined below.


Treatment for Myelopathy:

Decompression Surgery: Decompression surgery is the primary treatment to relieve symptoms and prevent further neurological deterioration.

Surgical Options: Anterior Cervical Decompression, Posterior Cervical Decompression:


Who Is Affected?

Cervical issues in general are most commonly caused by degenerative changes in the discs and joints in the neck, a normal side effect of aging.


Why Choose Dr. Ninad Patil for Cervical Myelopathy Treatment in Pune and PCMC?

Dr. Patil is one of the most recognized spine surgeons for cervical myelopathy treatment in Pune and PCMC. He has a great clinical track record and provides the best consultation and treatment for all types of spinal disorders. His patient reviews are the testimony of his caring and discreet approach to them.

The Most Important Frequently Asked Questions

Can myelopathy affect both the cervical and thoracic spine?

Yes, myelopathy can affect any part of the spinal cord, including the cervical (neck) and thoracic (mid-back) regions.

Is myelopathy a progressive condition?

Myelopathy can be progressive, meaning symptoms may worsen over time if not properly managed.

Are there non-surgical treatments for myelopathy?

Yes, physical therapy, medications, and lifestyle changes can sometimes help manage symptoms, though the effectiveness varies.

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